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" ... of windowless houses built of mud, the blank walls of which stared one in the face at every turn, there were fine buildings of brick, beautifully carved and moulded, roofed with tiles, and with latticed windows and porticoes. Instead of female forms... "
The countries of the world - Page 96
by Robert Brown - 1876
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Turkistan: Notes of a Journey in Russian Turkistan, Khokand ..., Volume 2

Eugene Schuyler - 1876 - 425 pages
...carved and moulded, roofed with tiles, and with latticed windows and porticoes. Instead of female forms swathed in long, shapeless dressing-gowns, and faces...Uzbeks in gowns and turbans, there were Chinese and Dungans in wadded petticoats, short jackets, long moustaches, and pig-tails. A walk on the flat top...
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The Russian Empire: Historical and Descriptive

John Geddie - 1882 - 528 pages
...latticed windows and porticos. Instead of female forms swathed in long shapeless dressinggowns, and with faces hidden by black horse-hair veils, there were...the indigo blue of their gowns. Instead of Sarts and Uzbegs in gowns and turbans, there were Chinese and Dungans in wadded petticoats, short jackets, long...
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The Russian Empire: Historical and Descriptive

John Geddie - 1882 - 528 pages
...latticed windows and porticos. Instead of female forms swathed in long shapeless dressinggowns, and with faces hidden by black horse-hair veils, there were...coiffures, or their coquettish little caps, contrasting \vell with the indigo blue of their gowns. Instead of Sarts and Uzbegs in gowns and turbans, there...
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